Kate Jackson – British Road Movies
Debut solo album from the former frontwoman of The Long Blondes, co-written and produced by Bernard Butler. British Road Movies mixes synth-driven glam rock, ‘Blade Runner’ electronica, faded piano allure and sweeping Bond style string sections. Jackson is being compared to Gwenno and Jane Weaver – good company to be keeping.
Kate Jackson - The End Of Reason
On Dead Waves – On Dead Waves
New project from James Chapman (better known as Maps) and Polly Scattergood. Heavy on atmosphere, rich in melody and rippled with an air of malice, this is the start of a promising collaboration.
On Dead Waves - Blackbird
Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels
The 37th studio album from his Bobness will be met with divergent reactions from fans as he covers another 12 classic American tunes from a diverse array of writers such as Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn and Carolyn Leigh. Much like the album’s predecessor, Shadows in the Night, every song on the album, except for Skylark, was once recorded by Frank Sinatra.
Bob Dylan - Melancholy Mood
Compilation Of The Week
Various Artists - Sharon Signs To Cherry Red Independent Women 1979-1985
‘Sharon…’ is an eclectic soundtrack for the early ‘80s covering post punk, mod revival, ‘60s revival, independent scene, rockabilly/cowpunk, garage, London soul/funk, reggae dub and commercial pop. Features Marine Girls, Dorothy, Dawn Chorus & The Blue Tits and a host of other Peel regulars.
Family Fodder - Debbie Harry
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Various Artists – Day of the Dead
A 59-track compilation of Grateful Dead covers by artists as diverse as The War on Drugs, The National, Bonnie Prince Billie, Flaming Lips, Jenny Lewis, Wilco with Bob Weir, Bill Callaghan, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett.
Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear & The National - Terrapin Station (Suite)
Richard Ashcroft – These People
The Verve frontman returns after a long haitus with a shorn look and his own brand of proclamatory emotional profundity. First single: This Is How It Feels: